Apple could be planning to shift its production of the Mac Mini to the United States. DigiTimes reports that contrary to the popular rumor stating that Apple will start to shift most of its production of the Mac Pro to the U.S., the company will do so with the Mac Mini line first.
The report states that Apple is set to move its Mac Mini production lines back to the U.S. with Foxconn Electronics to be responsible of handling establishment. Alleged sources from the upstream supply chain recently revealed this information to the publication.
Foxconn has already created 15 operating bases in the U.S. and is recruiting workers for 2013 for new automated production lines. Apple expects to sell 1.8 million Mac Mini units in 2013.
Several Apple customers who purchased the new iMac models discovered that their new desktop was actually manufactured in the U.S.
This is proof that much of this information being leaked by DigiTimes is close to being accurate. Apple plans on bringing even more Mac production to the U.S. in 2013 and will invest over $100 million to do it.
Tim Cook recently sat down with Bloomberg Business Week and revealed the company's plans.
"Next year we are going to bring some production to the U.S. on the Mac. We've been working on this for a long time, and we were getting closer to it," said Cook. "It will happen in 2013. We're really proud of it."
He also explained how Apple aims to make this something more significant than just the simple assembly of the computer.
"We could have quickly maybe done just assembly, but it's broader because we wanted to do something more substantial," continued Cook. "So we'll literally invest over $100 million. This doesn't mean that Apple will do it ourselves, but we'll be working with people, and we'll be investing our money."